Protect Assets And Property Rights With A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement

Before entering into marriage, you are wise to consider what would happen in the event of a divorce someday. Virtually no one marries with the idea of divorcing down the road, but many people are realistic about the possibility in a society where about 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.

Prenuptial agreements are particularly appealing to:

  • People with vastly different asset portfolios before marriage
  • People getting married for the second or third time
  • People with children from previous marriages or relationships
  • People who own businesses or who hope to start businesses, and want to keep marriage and business completely separate, financially speaking

You or your fiancé(e) may not want to entertain the notion of a possible divorce. However, you may come to realize a prenup is something like insurance. A traditional divorce can cost many thousands of dollars. With an enforceable prenup, time, money and aggravation may be avoided in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial agreements can cover other topics besides assets. You and your spouse can document your understanding about religious upbringing of your future children or any other aspect of your marriage.

What About After The Marriage?

There are sometimes good reasons to consider creating a postnuptial agreement, too. Common scenarios include the following:

  • You are attempting to rebuild your marriage after experiencing marital problems and the two of you have agreed to remove financial issues as a source of concern by creating and following the terms of a postnuptial agreement.
  • One or both of you are planning to start a business or invest in an existing one. Perhaps your business partners insist that you put a postnuptial agreement in place to ensure that a potential divorce would not result in a breakup of the business.
  • You and your spouse have discovered certain assets and/or family matters that make a postnuptial contract sound like a wise idea.

Work With An Experienced Family Law Attorney

As you look for a lawyer to help you negotiate, draft and/or formalize a prenup or a postnup, consider Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler A Professional Corporation in Los Angeles. I am attorney Bradley S. Sandler, and I bring extensive family law experience to the table. I can help ensure that you understand your rights and follow all legal requirements for creating an enforceable premarital or postmarital agreement. I can also evaluate a prenup or postnup before a divorce to determine if you can challenge it.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss this or any family law matter with you. Call 310-246-3900 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation at my Los Angeles, California, office.